Yes, I have told it to stop a few times. There was a period of a few months before I married my husband the activity got very intense, and I would feel my clothes getting pulled. I thought I was just stressed about the wedding and imagined things, because ever since my wedding day it got a lot calmer here. The activities are a little on and off, but never as intense as before the wedding. Anyway, I just yelled "That's enough!" or "stop it!" and it would stop for a little while.